LENGTH: 17.7km with 159m of ascent
This is a great introduction and welcome ride around Grenfell.
If you have just arrived or want a leisurely pedal around town, this loop gives you the chance to stretch your legs after the drive into town.
Check in to your accommodation or grab lunch and a coffee then saddle up for a pedal.
On this town loop, you will experience some great gravel and ride past some of the local attractions including:
- Grenfell Painted Silo by Heesco
- Henry Lawson’s Birthplace
- O’Brien’s Hill – where gold was found by a Shepard in 1865 and the town was born.
This is a family friendly loop.
Start and finish : Grenfell Visitor Information Centre / Community Hub at 88 Main Street Grenfell – https://goo.gl/maps/uwVUUU1UsKtSptGC6
Bathrooms : Grenfell Visitor Information Centre, 88 Main Street Grenfell
Phone : Good across all networks as you are close to town
Bikes : MTB / Gravel / Flat Bar / e-versions of these bikes with suitable gravel tyres
Paved v’s un-paved : 90% v’s 10%
Highest Elevation on ride : 450m above sea-level at 13km
Lowest Elevation on ride : 368m above sea-level at 4km
Rating : 1.5 / 5
Estimated Ride Times : @ 15kph : ~1:11 hours // @ 25kph : ~43 mins
Cuesheet : turn by turn instructions can be found on the Ride with GPS Link
Notes : There is a section of fire trail ~14.3km > 15km after riders turn left off Adelargo Rd. Along this section you will be climbing and caution should be used. Make sure you go through the Cycling Check List below.
Cycling Check List
- Your own cycling safety is your responsibility so stay aware and take stock of your surroundings
- Follow the road rules at all times
- Check your bike and equipment before you depart, i.e. tyre condition, well lubed chain, helmet condition etc. Make sure it is all in good working order and if in doubt take it to your local bike shop before you venture out
- Always tell someone where you are going and your estimated time of return
- Check the weather forecast for the area where you will be riding
- Carry maps &/or a well charged GPS device for the area you are riding in
- Phone coverage is not always available, but a well charged phone should be carried in case of emergency
- Carry spare tubes, tyre levers, pump and multi-tool at a minimum
- Always carry enough water, food and suncream as you will be in remote areas
- It is highly recommended that you do not ride alone in remote areas
- Always be aware that roads and conditions regularly change, especially on country gravel roads
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